WSR 02-04-097

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed February 5, 2002, 12:43 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Working connections child care.

WAC 388-290-0125, 388-290-0190, 388-290-0200, 388-290-0225, and 388-290-0245. Division of Child Care and Early Learning is considering including seasonal day camps that are accredited by the American Camping Association as a type of provider that the department will pay subsidies to.

WAC 388-290-0010, 388-290-0015, 388-290-0020, 388-290-0035, 388-290-0040, 388-290-0045, 388-290-0050, 388-290-0055, 388-290-0080, 388-290-0085, 388-290-0095, 388-290-0105, 388-290-0120, 388-290-0130, 388-290-0135, 388-290-0205, 388-290-0230, 388-290-0240, and 388-290-0270. These WAC are being amended to clarify language and correct typographical errors.

WAC 388-290-0145, 388-290-0150, 388-290-0155, 388-290-0160, 388-290-0165, and 388-290-0180. These WAC are being amended to clarify the background inquiry process.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.13.085.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Seasonal day camps offer unique educational and recreational outdoor activities to children. These amended rules would give increased accessibility to these activities to the children of low-income families.

This filing will also correct language and typographical errors in the current WAC.

The background inquiry process must be clarified.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: All interested parties are invited to review and provide input on proposed draft language. Obtain draft material by contacting the identified representative below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Carla Gira, Program Manager, Division of Child Care and Early Learning, P.O. Box 45480, Olympia, WA 98504-5480, Street Address: 1009 College S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, phone (360) 413-3268, fax (360) 413-3482, e-mail giracg@dshs.wa.gov.

January 20, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office